Dept. of Education holds First Bullying Summit

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The Department of Education hosted the first ever bullying summit on Capitol Hill Wednesday.

Officials called on both governmental agencies and private groups to help craft a national strategy to reduce bullying.

Studies show the problem is growing at a disturbing rate. Thirty-two percent of students reported being bullied at school in 2007.

Bullying victims often suffer from low self-esteem, heath problems, and suicidal thoughts.

Authorities believe two teens in Massachusetts committed suicide in 2009 as a result of being bullied.

The high profile cases involved 15-year-old Phoebe Prince and 11-year-old Carl Walker-Hoover, who both hanged themselves.

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